The Practical Pyromaniac

The Practical Pyromaniac

Build Fire Tornadoes, One-candlepower Engines, Great Balls of Fire, and More Incendiary Devices

eBook - 2011
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"Combining science, history, and DIY pyrotechnics, this book for the workbench warrior explains humankind's most useful and paradoxical tool: fire. William Gurstelle, author of the bestselling Backyard Ballistics, presents 25 projects with instructions, diagrams, photos, and links to video demonstrations that enable people of all ages to explore and safely play with fire. From Franklin's stove to Diesel's engine, explosive and fascinating tales are told of the great pyromaniacs who scientifically revealed the mysteries of fire such as "Gunpowder" Joseph Priestly, who discovered oxygen; Antoine Lavoisier, the father of chemistry; and Humphrey Davy, whose chemical discoveries and fiery inventions saved thousands of lives. By following the directions inside, the curious can replicate these breakthrough scientists' experiments and inventions from the simply fascinating one-candlepower engine to the nearly magical fire piston and an incredible tornado of fire"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781569768884
9781569768860
9781569767108
Branch Call Number: 541.361 Gu
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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